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SENIOR EXECUTIVE, HUMAN RIGHTS & SOCIAL STANDARDS - COMMUNITY WELLBEING & GENDER

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit, international membership organisation that is working to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. To do this, we have united stakeholders from all sectors of the palm oil supply chain and civil society to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil production and procurement.

Since its inception in 2004, RSPO has enjoyed rapid growth and today has 5,000 members from 101 countries, including oil palm producers, processors, traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks, and non-governmental organisations. Thanks to the commitments and actions of these members, nearly 20% of the global supply of palm oil has already been certified as sustainable.

At RSPO, we believe that a not-for-profit organisation is made successful by the passion, skills, and expertise of its members and staff. They are the ones who drive our organisation to new heights and guide us through the next phase of our development.

The Senior Executive, Human Rights & Social Standards (HRSS) - Community Wellbeing & Gender will be responsible in supporting the Manager, HRSS Community Wellbeing & Gender in providing functional and technical support on all matters relating to community wellbeing and gender issues impacting the palm oil sector.

The location of this role is Malaysia.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  1. Together with the Manager, HRSS Community Wellbeing & Gender, be the focal point for community wellbeing and gender-related issues in RSPO for internal and external stakeholders.

  2. Together with the Manager, HRSS Community Wellbeing & Gender, facilitate the development of relevant standards/ guidances/ assessment tools, etc. applicable to community wellbeing and gender in regards to the implementation of the RSPO Principles & Criteria (P&C) and other relevant standards.

  3. Assist in coordinating and facilitating meetings and other activities of internal establishment [Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) and any other task force(s) and standing committee(s)]. As and when required or requested to assist in facilitating said meetings, after which to submit reports on meetings to relevant internal stakeholders and keep track of post meeting action points.

  4. Ensure that the relevant internal stakeholders are regularly kept up-to-date on Working Group (WG), Task Forces, Standing Committee activities, discussion and meetings, and internal records are updated.

  5. To ensure appropriate activities related to socialisation and/or training on topics related to community wellbeing and gender are being planned and delivered to RSPO stakeholders.

  6. To assist in coordinating work undertaken by selected external parties on behalf of RSPO.

  7. To assist in the implementation of selected projects as approved by the Secretariat/Board of Governors. These may include production of technical documents, presentations and other required outputs as well as technical and financial monitoring of projects.

  8. To assist in the implementation of community wellbeing and gender-related matters affecting RSPO members, with particular focus on the elements in the P&C, whilst enforcing requirements and monitoring its progress.

  9. To develop, organise and maintain relevant database related community wellbeing and gender issues, for planning, monitoring and impact evaluation purposes.

  10. To manage and supervise external consultants and service providers that work on community wellbeing and gender-related projects or assignments. Apart from the duties stated above, to perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned by the Head of HRSS Unit, HRSS Community Wellbeing and Gender, and/or the Standard Development Director.

Apart from the duties stated above, to perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned by the Head of HRSS Unit, HRSS Community Wellbeing and Gender, and/or the Standard Development Director. 

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

  • Degree in the field of Sociology or Law. A Master’s Degree may be advantageous.
  • A minimum of three years of work experience in the palm oil industry would be advantageous.

TECHNICAL & PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Familiar with sustainability and human rights aspects of the Palm Oil Industry
  • Knowledge in international Labour Conventions and Human Rights Declarations, and Land Regulations which are applicable in the production of palm oil globally
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency in Salesforce (procurement and finance) management is advantageous
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and interact with different stakeholders
  • Ability to source for relevant and pertinent information which is useful for the HRSS unit
  • Ability to read, digest and apply information to the work at hand
  • Proficiency in English with good communication skills
  • Ability in establishing cooperation and rapport with internal and external parties of different backgrounds and/or nationalities
  • High integrity and a good team player
  • Goal-oriented and organised
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to be flexible on the implementation of projects and meet given deadlines

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with an opportunity to work in an international multi-stakeholder organisation, where making a difference to People, Planet and Prosperity is not just a statement, but what we passionately believe in.

Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role that offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited to send in their updated CV giving comprehensive details of educational background, work experience, and related achievements to careers@rspo.org. Please state "Job Application - Senior Executive, Human Rights & Social Standards- Community Wellbeing & Gender" in your email subject line.

**RSPO is an equal opportunity employer. Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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